Art History and Museum Curating - MA


University of Sussex    School of Media, Arts and Humanities

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
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Are you passionate about art history and interested in pursuing a career in the exciting world of museums and galleries? Look no further than our MA in Art History and Museum Curating. This programme offers a unique opportunity to work closely with renowned academics who have strong connections to museums across the UK. Gain invaluable hands-on experience by collaborating with museum staff on live projects, tackling pressing issues facing museums today. Explore the history, theory, and politics of art institutions, while also visiting museums in Sussex and London. With flexible study options and a range of module choices, this programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in curatorial roles within the cultural sector. To be eligible, you should have at least an upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in art history or a related humanities or social sciences subject. Other professional qualifications or equivalent experience will also be considered. Start your journey towards a rewarding career in the art world today!

About the course

Gain the skills to join the exciting world of museums, galleries and the cultural heritage sector. You’ll work with academics who have relationships with museums across the UK, and direct experience of curating exhibitions and permanent collections in the museums and galleries sector.

You’ll gain invaluable museum experience working in close contact with museum staff – and in a team of curating students – to address a live issue for a specific museum. Between February and the end of June, you’ll get the opportunity to work on some of the pressing issues facing museums today. In previous years, museums have included projects relating to:

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in art history or another relevant humanities or social sciences subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.




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